Founded in 1906 with a mission to collect, preserve, interpret and present the state's rich history and diverse cultures. Our "collection" includes a complex of seven historic French Quarter buildings that have become icons of New Orleans - especially the Cabildo and Presbytère on Jackson Square - and a statewide system of regional and special focus history museums in Baton Rouge, Thibodaux and Patterson, La.
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Visit all of our nine state museums for a glimpse into our past. See everything from the birth of jazz to the Battle of New Orleans while visiting some of Louisiana's landmark cities!

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The Louisiana State Museum's collections and educational programs, stimulate awareness and appreciation of our state's rich and diverse history and culture.

The Louisiana State Museum has a new web home
The new site incorporates bold images, colors and graphics that bring LSM’s online resources together with a consistent look and feel, simplified navigation and improved layout.

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